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Responding to women’s homelessness during the winter Without funding, shelter services struggle to address the needs of homeless women in Hamilton
Nov28

Responding to women’s homelessness during the winter Without funding, shelter services struggle to address the needs of homeless women in Hamilton

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Christina Reed, Contributor Every winter, many women in Hamilton find themselves without a safe, warm place to sleep.  Without protection from the elements, these women struggle to survive. As affordable housing in Hamilton becomes increasingly inaccessible, the number of homeless women in Hamilton in need of emergency shelters rises each year. According to a 2018 community profile from the...

Freedom of expression on campus A pro-life protest on Oct. 30 is raising concerns about the limits of protesting on campus

By Wei Wu, Contributor On Oct. 30, pro-life demonstrators stood by L.R. Wilson Hall carrying signs with images of aborted fetuses. It is not clear whether the demonstrators were students at McMaster, or whether they had connections to any existing clubs. According to Michael Coutu, a student at McMaster, the demonstrators exposed passersby to their signs and distributed pamphlets, which contained graphic images of aborted fetuses....

McMaster research quantifies the climate emergency Civil engineering assistant professor Zoe Li works with simulation models to anticipate the future environmental impact of climate change
Oct10

McMaster research quantifies the climate emergency Civil engineering assistant professor Zoe Li works with simulation models to anticipate the future environmental impact of climate change

Photo C/O Jin Lee, Dan Kim, and the Faculty of Engineering By Wei Yan Wu, Contributor  It is becoming increasingly important to plan and prepare for the future consequences that the climate emergency will bring to our planet. Zoe Li, a civil engineering assistant professor at McMaster University, has set out to tackle this need.  As someone who works with scientific models, Li does not work in an experimental laboratory. Instead, she...

Chinese Students and Scholars Association de-ratified On Sept. 22, the SRA voted to de-ratify the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, citing an alleged history of surveillance and intimidation
Oct03

Chinese Students and Scholars Association de-ratified On Sept. 22, the SRA voted to de-ratify the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, citing an alleged history of surveillance and intimidation

Photo c/o Kyle West By Nicholas Marshall, Contributor This article has been edited as of Oct. 5, 2019 In February 2019, the McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice and the Muslim Students Association hosted an event called “The Genocide of Uyghur Muslims — Talk by Uyghur Survivor”. During this event, activist Rukiye Turdush spoke about the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Western China. MMPJ co-presidents Batool and Elaaf, who requested...

McMaster in the race against the climate crisis As the threat of global warming continues to loom, programs and initiatives on campus are finding ways to combat the climate crisis
Oct03

McMaster in the race against the climate crisis As the threat of global warming continues to loom, programs and initiatives on campus are finding ways to combat the climate crisis

Photo from the Silhouette Archives  By Wei Yan Wu, Contributor On Sept. 27, thousands of Canadians took to streets and parks to participate in the Global Climate Strike to raise awareness on the climate emergency. On a request by students calling for cancellation of academic activities in order to make time for strike attendance. In response, McMaster Students for Climate Change Advocacy created a petition on Change.org. To date, more...